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London Museum of Water & Steam

Museum and Science Museum
Brentford, London
    "early steam engines."(2 Tips)
    Time Out London
    "Cornish engines"(2 Tips)
    "Working original engine room machines are dazzling."(2 Tips)
    Michael S.
    "This is home to londons only steam railway"(2 Tips)
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  • Ilya K.
    Ilya KarpukhinOctober 24, 2014
    Amazing place, very educational even for adults, for kids it will be truly celebration, a lot of interactive stuff. The full story of water supply industry of Britain in easy and comfortable form.
  • Robert H.
    Robert HughesAugust 25, 2013
    Great fun. Very educational, took 2 yr old son, liked large machinery but too young to appreciate the engineering behind it all. Loved bottle rockets & gigantic bubbles. £10 for annual pass good value
  • Martin T.
    Martin TiedemannJune 12, 2012
    15 January: Home to one of the best collections of rotative steam engines in the world. Also home to the Waterworks Railway, a tiny 2-foot gauge railway, which is London's only passenger steam railway
  • Aaron
    AaronDecember 22, 2015
    Unique museum showcasing a unique contribution to London's Victorian growth. Working original engine room machines are dazzling.
    HISTORY UKJanuary 17, 2011
    This pumping house was opened in 1838 to supply west London with clean water, and now houses a collection of early steam engines. The landmark Stand Pipe Tower is based on a Florentine bell tower.
  • National Maritime M.
    The massive 1846 Cornish Steam Engine was brought from Cornwall by ship, and transported up the Thames by barge. The cast iron beam alone weighs 35 tons. Find your maritime story. Read more
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 27, 2012
    For genuine steam enthusiasts this museum hosts Cornish engines (in their original engine housings) and rotative engines (collected from pumping stations around the country). Read more
  • Bryan B.
    Bryan BettsJuly 9, 2011
    The steampunk exhibition looks small at first, but there's more items scattered around the halls.
  • Great British Chefs S.
    Great day out for the family or geeks who like trains and steam
  • Dave T.
    Dave TopgoodSeptember 6, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Take the kids to have a fun day playing with water and rideing on a steam train. The train only runs on Sundays though.
  • Dave T.
    Dave TopgoodJune 1, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Great place to take kids they go free the kids love steam especially the railway
  • Stuart C.
    Stuart ClarkOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The Waterworks at War weekend is one of the highlights of the year. In 2011 it's over the werkend of 8th & 9th October
  • Michael S.
    Michael SpeareOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This is home to londons only steam railway
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